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PBS
Jan 21, 2013 9:00pm PST
hostage? >> we would say broken because lots of energy goes into electing these senators individually and then the results are almost nothing. so that's why we would say broken. you could definitely say it's held hostage. but we would say broken because i think regardless of how the deck is, stacks up, republicans, independents and democrats it should not function this way. i mean, we really do believe that. you know, we think our members and working people in this country and most americans would say it's fair. people get elected. at some point, the majority should rule. and that's the way it is in every other democracy in the world. >> but as we talk what's up with harry reid? he does seem to be backing away from the strong reform that you propose. i brought a story from talkingpointsmemo.com. senate majority leader harry reid is voicing support for a set of changes to the current filibuster rules that would fall far short of the more sweeping proposals from people like mr. cohen. what's he -- what's up? >> well, i think part of what's up is he's got four or five mocrats, many of th
PBS
Jan 20, 2013 6:30pm PST
. we just spent $3 billion on a presidential election and the president's appointees, most of them he makes now are most likely never to get confirmed, unlikely to get debated, certainly unlikely to get discussed and certainly unlikely to serve. >> you want to end the filibuster. what's behind that? >> senator jeff morgan would make it essential that people talk. this is what the american people want. it would encourage debate, it wouldn't push it away. >> what is your reform asking for, demanding next tuesday? >> four things. one, that the majority leader of the senate can put a bill on the floor for discussion and debate. right now he can't do that unless he has 60 votes to do that. he can't even proceed. >> number two. >> number two, nominations. the president makes nominations. there needs to be a clear way for those nominations to get discussed in a short period of time. not 30 hours of senate time, which is more than a week. but in a short period of time, they get discussed and they get a vote on nominations. number three, a conference committee. the house passes one bill. the s
PBS
Jan 27, 2013 6:30pm PST
's so problematic, and i think this election told us a story that we are not going to put up with that. >> announcer: funding is provided by -- carnegie corporation of new york, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy, and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world. the kohlberg foundation. independent production fund, with support from the partridge foundation, a john and polly guth charitable fund. the clements foundation. park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the herb alpert foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. the bernard and audre rapoport foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org. anne gumowitz. the betsy and jesse fink foundation. the hkh foundation. barbara g. fleischman. and by our sole corporate sponsor, mutual of america, designing customized individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. >>> welcome. l
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Jan 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
two weeks before this backroom betrayal of the public trust by elected officials and the mercenaries they have mentored, amgen pleaded guilty to fraud. fraud, look it up. trickery, cheating, duplicity. amgen agreed to pay $762 million in criminal and civil penalties. the company had been caught illegally marketing another one of its drugs. the fact that their puppet master had been the subject of fines and a massive federal investigation mattered not to its servile pawns in the senate, where pomp and circumstance are but masks for the brute power of money. with me now is congressman peter welch, democrat from vermont. he has just introduced bipartisan legislation to repeal that half-billion-dollar giveaway to amgen. we asked one of its co-sponsors, republican richard hanna of new york, to join us, but a previous commitment made it impossible for him to do so. congressman welch, welcome. >> thank you. >> what is it you're actually trying to do? >> well, there's two things. one, i want to get the taxpayers their money back. this is half a billion dollars, more than that, that is vintag
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